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2012 25c Birds of Canada: Evening Grosbeak - Coloured Coin
25c 2012 Coloured Coin - Evening Grosbeak
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Our Price: $29.95
Year: 2012

RCM# 118003

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Product Code: 623932038912

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Coin number 10 in a series featuring the colourful birds of Canada!

The Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) is a talkative bird of bright golden plumage with a fascinating ability to camouflage itself among the deciduous and coniferous trees in which it makes its home. A helpful devourer of budworms whose range spans the entire continent, the Evening Grosbeak is a noted and well-loved bird that still harbours many mysteries.

This painted cupronickel coin has a diameter of 35 millimetres. The reverse design by Canadian Artist Arnold Nogy features an Evening Grosbeak perched happily on a red-leafed, snow-lined sumac bough. The bird’s spectacular golden body and banded head with a velveteen brown crown and neck and black tail and wing feathers are viewed from slightly above and behind the right side of the Grosbeak’s back. Its small, round body sits atop a wintery bough of red sumac leaves dusted with snow. A sumac stem rises behind the bird, its bare branches also lined with snow. Bird, branches, and leaves are framed to picturesque effect within the coin’s framed and polished silver ground.
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 cent

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